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World Bank Seminar “South Asia Economic Focus: Exports Wanted”

May 14, 2019


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    South Asia holds on to its top spot as the world’s fastest growing region set to setup to 7.0 percent in 2019, then 7.1 percent in 2020 and 2021, but the region needs to increase its exports to sustain its high growth and reach its full economic potential, says the World Bank in its twice-a-year regional economic update “South Asia Economic Focus: Exports Wanted” issued on April 7, 2019.

    At this seminar, Martin Rama, World Bank’s Senior Economic Advisor to the Vice President for South Asia and Robert Beyer, Economist, Office of Chief Economist for South Asia, to the Vice President for South Asia Region, presented the report’s main findings.


    Martin Rama
    World Bank South Asia Region Chief Economist

    Robert Beyer
    Economist, Office of the Chief Economist for South Asia Region, World Bank

    Presentation material: South Asia Economic Focus – Spring 2019 – Exports Wanted (PDF)


    Naoyuki Yoshino
    Dean and CEO, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

    Presentation material: Sustainable Development In Asia (PDF)

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Event Details

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 4:30pm-6:00pm
  • VENUE: Soukairou Hall, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Please refer "ACCESS" in RELATED below)
  • LANGUAGE: English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
  • CONTACT: Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office TEL: 03-3597-6650
  • komori@worldbankgroup.org